Friday, December 31, 2010

Lynette Furuhashi Retires

Senior Pacific Specialist librarian Lynette Furuhashi has retired, effective December 31, 2010. Lynette's career as a librarian spanned more than 30 years, all of it in the Pacific Collection. She began as an intern under the late Renee Heyum, who was the Collection's first curator, and later joined the staff as a librarian. Following Heyum's retirement, Lynette worked with the late Karen Peacock to continue building the collection into what is today recognized as one of the world's premiere assemblies of Pacific material. While Karen often served as the more public face of the Pacific Collection, Lynette worked tirelessly behind the scenes, and remains one of the world's experts on the acquisition and management of Pacific library materials.
Researchers throughout the world have also greatly benefited over the years from Lynette's assistance, both in person and via her long-distance reference assistance. We wish Lynette all the best as she enters this new phase of her life, and while we will greatly miss her day-to-day presence, we are comforted by the fact that she has agreed to come in on a regular basis as a volunteer.

Monday, December 13, 2010

New Hamilton Library Opening Hours, Spring Semester

The UH-Manoa Library administration has announced that, owing to reduced staffing, the Hamilton Library will open at 8:00 a.m. Monday through Friday during the spring semester. Hours in the Hawaiian & Pacific Collections will remain the same. For all library hours, click here.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Call for Papers: 2011 SPAS Graduate Student Conference

The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by the UH-Manoa School of Pacific and Asian Studies:

Call for Papers: 2011 SPAS Graduate Student Conference

The School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa is seeking papers and presentations for its 2011 Graduate Student Conference. The conference will be held from April 3-5, 2011 on the University of Hawai'i at Manoa campus in Honolulu. The theme is "Crossing Borders: Emerging Trends in Pacific and Asian Studies."

In particular, we are looking for papers that incorporate:
  • New and emerging trends in Pacific and/or Asian Studies
  • Insights on the importance of area studies
  • Interdisciplinary approaches
  • Any other original research on the region(s)
Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words to Abstracts should include your name, discipline, university affiliation, and contact information.

Abstract submission deadline: January 28, 2011

Conference Dates and Location:
April 3-5, 2011
Center for Korean Studies
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Honolulu, HI

Please note that the SPAS Graduate Student Conference is immediately following the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Annual Conference (March 31-April 3) and precedes the Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS) Annual Spring Symposium (April 6-8).

Limited travel subsidies to the conference site may be available.

Direct any questions to Additional information is available on our website and on Facebook! These sites will be updated as additional information becomes available.

2011 SPAS Graduate Student Conference
3-5 April 2011
Center for Korean Studies